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Meet J.R. Holden, Russia's leading U.S. import

Originally Published: September 10, 2007
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

MADRID, Spain -- There's an American playing in the Eurobasket tournament, and he's even wearing red, white and blue. But his passport is maroon with Cyrillic lettering, and he has spent more time recently in Red Square than he has in the land of red states and blue states.

It's time for America to hear the story of J.R. Holden, a point guard who is bound to be branded a traitor in his homeland next summer if Russia qualifies for the Beijing Olympics.

That's because Holden is ...

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